BRITAIN COULD STILL THRIVE OUTSIDE THE EU
A WILLS Address supplied
I READ the letter “Britain has a good deal with the EU” (April 21) I think that Britain could thrive outside the EU, because before we joined it we traded worldwide with our friends in New Zealand and Australia etc.
Even if we do leave we could still trade with Europe.
When we voted to go into the EU in 1975, we voted for a ‘trading partnership’ called the “European Economic Community.”
It was not “The European Union” then. There was no mention then of a union or superstate, where the EU would make British laws.
EU bureaucrats interfere unnecessarily in so many things.
For instance, their directives that only fruit and vegetables of the right measurements could be sold in supermarkets.
This was in force until recently, when it was at last realised that this had caused so much good edible fruit and veg to have to be destroyed by farmers.
The EU are trying to restrict the sale of vitamins and health supplements in Britain – not for safety reasons, but for EU sales “harmonisation” between countries.
That would mean the EU would decide whether or not you’re allowed to take a vitamin C capsule.
Sunny countries in the EU such as Greece, have different nutritional needs to people in chilly Britain.
Yet when we need strong leadership because of the migrant crisis, the EU has been useless and has proved to be an over-inflated expensive balloon of hot air.